Special issue on economics and policy of energy storage technologies

Published 16 September, 2021

Energy storage technologies are playing a growing role in facilitating a net-zero energy system. They enable a greater penetration of variable renewable energy into the grid by balancing fluctuations in energy supply and demand. Alongside technological innovations, economic feasibility and policy environment are major factors for facilitating the large-scale application of energy storage technologies.

Around the world, the development of energy storage in different countries is divergent, largely depending on their electricity markets and related policies. For example, the energy storage capacity in the UK is undergoing massive growth, mostly attributed to a series of institutional changes that aim to remove barriers to the integration of energy storage in the grid system (such as regulatory definition of energy storage, energy storage planning permission, etc.) and market designs that enable new energy storage business models (such as innovation in the ancillary services market).

The primary goal of this special issue is to explore the latest market development of energy storage, and understand how to help facilitate the deployment of more energy storage technologies from economic and policy perspectives.

Topics covered:

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic evaluation of energy storage technologies
  • Techno-economic analysis and optimisation of energy storage systems
  • Energy storage participation for ancillary services
  • Market analysis and cost updates of energy storage technologies
  • Market and policy drivers and barriers to energy storage deployment
  • Policy and regulatory environment for energy storage
  • Energy storage applications under different types of electricity markets
  • Application and economic evaluation of demand-side energy storage
  • Integration of energy storage with wind power or solar power

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 March 2022

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select SI: Economics and policy of energy storage technologies on submission.

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Chunping Xie, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. Email: c.xie6@lse.ac.uk
  • Dr. Wei Wu, School of Management, China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy, Collaborative Innovation Center for Energy Economics and Energy Policy, Xiamen University, China. Email: weiwu_ep@xmu.edu.cn
  • Prof. Jianglong Li, School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Email: lijianglong@xjtu.edu.cn

For further enquiries, please email enss@xjtu.edu.cn, and the editing team will respond promptly.

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